Destination Yachts

Published in the January 2013 Issue January 2013 News

New for 2013, Destination Yachts is building a fiberglass twin hull for the coastal areas as well as launching its ELITE SERIES.

The fiberglass twin hull was designed for the coastal markets to deal with the salt and brackish waters that can be hard on aluminum hulls. The fiberglass, although not maintenance-free, will take a lot less effort to maintain. The ELITE SERIES feature a new full hull line with great added features, yet doesn’t go overboard in price. The iPad operations system with a new style and look is unique to Destination Yacht boats and is the first one set to be delivered to Lake Mead in Nevada in January. 

Destination Yachts also recently partnered up with Skipper Buds/Lake Pleasant (Silver Seas Yachts affiliate). It is the official Destination Yachts dealer for the western states including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming (


Date Founded: 1998

Location:  Montgomery, IN.

Best-Selling Model or Floor Plan: 18’ X 85’

Smallest Houseboat Built to Date:  10’ X 35’

Largest Houseboat Built to Date: 20’ X 100’

Hull Design: Twin Hull / Full Hull Aluminum

Water Application: Lakes, Rivers and Intracoastal

In-House Transportation: Yes

In-House Interior Designer:  Yes



Manufacturer Comment:

“Destination Yachts is the world’s largest full line houseboat manufacturer. By offering high-quality twin hulls both in aluminum and fiberglass, the Catamaran-style hull and the industry’s leading edge design full hull, has set our company apart from all others. This, along with our Amish craftsmanship and a standard of quality, allows a great product for our customers.”

Sheldon Graber, President


2012 Recap:

Destination Yachts felt the need to enhance its customer service and sell reach. In mid-2012 the builder refocused on working with its partners in key areas of the country including establishing an office in Arizona. This now provides quality service people who will be factory trained and located in the market areas and not just in Indiana. The builder is also working with Port Royale on Lake Lanier and Park Marine on Lake Altoona in Georgia to cover the southeastern market.


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